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Apple Butter Biscuit Breakfast Bake

My grandmother created this recipe to use up the leftovers from Christmas Eve dinner. By combining leftover ham and biscuits with milk, eggs and her homemade apple butter, she served us all a warm, delicious breakfast and still was able to spend with her grandchildren. —Marty Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 10 leftover biscuits (3-inch diameter)
  • 3/4 cup apple butter
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard


  • Cut biscuits crosswise in half. Spread apple butter over cut sides of biscuits. Replace tops. Cut each biscuit into quarters; arrange in a single layer in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with cheese, ham and parsley.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, pepper and mustard. Pour over biscuits. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 325°. Remove strata from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until puffed and edges are golden brown, 50-60 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 331 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 976mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • Claire
    Apr 8, 2020

    We used diced ham which I wouldn’t think would mess up the flavor. My husband nor I were fans of the apple butter addition. He wanted to try the recipe solely for that reason because he loves apple butter. We baked it probably 10 minutes past an hour and it still seemed a bit mushy- which maybe is unavoidable when you have that much egg and milk being added to it. We’re glad we can check it off of our to-make list, but we won’t be making it again.

  • April
    Dec 29, 2019

    Delicious! Family loved this on Christmas morning, even the leftovers were eaten. We will be making this again, and not only for special occasions. Thanks foe sharing!

  • Debbie
    Oct 13, 2019

    Great tasting

  • curlylis85
    Feb 3, 2019

    Amazing! I didn't have leftover biscuits, so I just baked up a tube of flaky biscuits and used those. We loved the sweetness and spice of the apple butter with the ham and cheddar.